analog computer

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analog computer

a computer that processes information as a physical quantity, such as voltage, amperage, weight, or length, and presents results of calculations that can be continuously varied and measured. Compare digital computer, hybrid computer.
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With the publication of studies using the analog computer, the interest and application of simulation techniques grew.
In the pioneering early days of computing, the first experiments were done on analog computers.
Edwards argues this thesis by showing how the development of the computer was pushed in certain directions at key moments, one of which involved the decision of military researchers to pursue digital rather than analog computer technology.